Beaded Sashes, Mud Cloths, and Tribal Masks from Mali and Ivory Coast
Among our recent African acquisitions are these unique beaded sashes with cowrie shell inlays, tribal masks with carved animal forms, and mud cloths. To see a recent exhibition of selected pieces from our African collection, click here.
The mud cloths are hand-dyed with mineral mud on large-size cotton pieces from Mali. Cost of each mud cloth is $125. Specific sizes will be forthcoming.
The authentic, painted tribal masks are from Ivory Coast and are in excellent condition. These painted Guro masks, all from the 20th century, are between $150 and $175 each. The wooden dog-face image with the human figure on top is a Dogon mask from Mali.
The beaded sashes are from Nigeria and have extraordinary detail, including cowrie shells around the edges or sewn into the design. Cost of the sashes is $188 to 215 each, and we have about 200 different sashes in stock.
To see our tribal chieftain's chairs and table from Mali or our carved wooden granary door, click here on the appropriate links. This page is still being constructed, so more detailed information will be posted soon.
African Mud Cloth 4
Mud Painting on Cotton Cloth
Hand-crafted with Mineral Mud
45" x 68"